PRINTED FOR THE COLLEGE.
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DOES IT PAY TO ESTABLISH AND BUILD UP COLLEGES?
"Planting colleges and filling them with studious young men and
women is planting seed corn for the world." — Adoniram Judson.
A college that makes a "glorious union of the highest learning with
the deepest piety, is a light to lighten the nations and the glory of our
Israel." — George W. Baton.
Is a College Education Helpful to success in Business Life?
"My own class in Harvard College numbered eighty-nine at gradu-
ation. Eleven of that number, or one-eighth of the whole, have at-
tained remarkable success in business. * * * In eastern
Massachusetts graduates of Harvard get greatly more than their numer-
ical proportion of the best places in banking, insurance, transportation
and manufacturing. * * I speak from no little personal obser-
vation when I say that there is no more striking general fact about the
graduates of Harvard during the past fifty years than their eminent
success in business. From one-fifth to one-third of the members of the
successive graduating classes ultimately go into business. The same is
probably true of many another American college." — President Elliott
of Harvard University.
Will it Pay to Send the Girls to College?
"Hardly a week passes that fathers and mothers and teachers do
not ask me whether it will pay to send some bright, ambitious girl to
college. There is but one answer: If civilization pays, if education is
not a mistake, if hearts and brains and souls aie more than the dress
they wear, then, by every interest dear to a Christian republic, by all
the hope we have of building finer characters than former generations
have produced, give the girls the widest and the highest and the deep-
est education we have dreamed of, and then regret that it is not better,
broader and deeper. The civilization of the Anglo-Saxon race in Amer-
ica depends upon the education physical, mental, moral and social of
the women for the next fifty years." — Alice Freeman Palmer.
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COLLEGE CALENDAR, 1895=6
Sept. 17, Tuesday, Entrance Examinations.
Sept. 17, Tuesday, Fall Term Opens.
Nov. 28, Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.
III. l;^r y day 1 TermExaminations -
Dec. 6, Friday, Fall Term Closes.
Dec. 9, Monday, Winter Term Opens.
Dec. 20, Class '94 Oratorical Contest.
Dec. 21, to Dec. 29, Holiday Vacation.
Jan. 30, Thursday, Day of Prayer for Colleges.
ES r|; sK^'i*™ Examinations,
March 14, Friday, Winter Term Closes.
March 17, Monday, Spring Term Opens.
Jnne 8, Sunday, Educational Sermon.
June 8, Sunday, Baccalaureate Sermon.
June 9, Monday, Philergian Exhibition.
June 10, Tuesday, Class Day Exercises.
June 10, Tuesday, Student's Reunion.
June 9 to 11, Term Examinations.
June 12, Wednesday, Commencement.
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
TERM EXPIRES JUNE, 1896.
Hon. W. C. Johnson, L. L. D Oregon City
Hon. Henry Failing Portland
Hon. Joseph Cravens Independence
D. C. LaToureTTE Oregon City
N. J. Blagen Portland
O. P. Coshow McMinnville
TERM EXPIRES JUNE, 1897.
Rev. M. L. Rugg Salem
Hon. J. N. Dolph Portland
A. C. Chandler McMinnville
John H. Smith Astoria
B. F. Rhodes McMinnville
H. S. GiLE Salem
TERM EXPIRES JUNE, 1898.
Amasa Sanders McMinnville
J. E. MaGERS McMinnville
Dr. J. D. Baker McMinnville
REV. C. A. Wooddy Portland
Rev. R. D. Grant Portland
Rev. H. L. Bo ardman Eugene
OFFICERS OF THE BOARD.
Hon. W. C. Johnson, President. A. C. Chandler, Secretary.
D. C. LaTOURETTE, Treasurer.
J. D. Baker J. E. Magers B. F. Rhodes
O. P. Coshow A. C. Chandler
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T. G. BROYVNSON, President,
English Literature, Latin, Philosophy.
Mathematics, Greek, Bible Study.
MRS. T. G. BROWNSON,
Latin, French, German.
W. F. FARGO,
Sciences, Rhetoric, English.
MRS. F. E. WOLFENDEN,
Elocution, Music, Calisthenics, History
The names of the Faculty appear in the order of their appointment.
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COURSES OF STUDY
Trig, and Surveying
j Herodotus or
} Sophocles or
Trig, and Survey
A stron omv
American Literature German
Trig, and Survey
Art of Teaching
Oreg. School Law
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COLLEGE PREPARATORY COURSE
Many students desiring the advantages of the college are not far
enough advanced to enter the regular college classes. For the benefit
of such students, a College Preparatory course of two years is offered.
Some of the studies of this course are common school studies. It is
confidently believed, however, that many students would save a full
year of valuable time by entering this course as soon as they are fitted
to do so. The decided majority of students ought to be ready to enter
college at least a year earlier than they do enter. The trouble is that
they have spent three years in doing work that they ought easily to
have done in two. The average student who has had good advantages
ought to be able to enter this two years course at the age of fourteen,
then two years later enter the college course and graduate from it at
twenty. Recognizing the importance of a thorough preparation as
essential to the highest success in college, no pains will be spared to
make this preparatory course one of the highest value.
U. S. History
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THE COURSES OF STUDY DESCRIBED
The courses of study offered in the Literary department are the
Classical, the Scientific, the Normal, the Literary and the Business
courses. They are given in full on the preceding pages. Attention is
called to the fact that the principle of ELECTIVE STUDIES is here
offered in its best form — a choice between courses of study. These
courses have been marked out with great care and are believed to be
fully equal, in the ground they cover, to similar courses in the very
best schools of the United States. McMinnville college does not claim
to be a university; it is a college, and here offers choice courses of study
in those subjects that legitimately belong to the college.
The aim of the college is to give such discipline of the mental
powers as is essential to the highest success in business life, and at the
same time to give a fair mastery of the branches that are here taught.
To-day hundreds who expect to enter business life, as well as those who
are looking toward the professions, are anxious to secure the broadest
culture and the most thorough mental training. A brief description of
the courses of study is here presented:
The Classical Course gives a prominent place to Greek, Latin
and Mathematics. A thorough study of mathematics is universally
recognized as of the highest value. The Latin and Greek languages
are unsurpassed store houses of intellectual strength. This course also
furnishes opportunity for the study of French, German, Literature,
History, Psychology and Philosophy.
The Scientific Course retains the mathematics and Latin of the
Classical course, but offers special advantages in the sciences and the
modern languages. Chemistry, Botany, Physics, Zoology, Geology
and Astronomy are given a prominent place during the last three years
of the course. Text-books are used, but many experiments are given
and much work done outside of the text-book. It is believed that this
course as now offered is deserving of the heartiest patronage.
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The Normal Course differs from the Scientific in that professional
studies hold a prominent place in the senior year. The aim is to give
both mental discipline and professional knowledge, together with such a
mastery of the branches here studied as will fit the graduate for the
highest positions in public school work. The second and third-rate
positions in the public schools are overcrowded, but there is a
strong and increasing demand for thoroughly equipped teachers. The
course here offered is not a short and easy one. It will require five
years of hard work to complete it. Teachers who expect to secure and
hold prominent and well-paid positions in the public school, cannot
afford to take a shorter course than this. Those completing either the
Classical, Scientific, or the Normal course will be eligible to the state
diploma as provided for by the legislature of 1891.
The Literary Course is a carefully prepared course that can be
completed in three years, and is offered to those who are not able to
remain in school a longer time. It gives a fair amount of Latin and
mathematics, and furnishes a considerable knowledge of the sciences
The Business Course offers a superior business education. "What-
ever may be your choice of business pursuit, it should be remembered
that the better you are qualified for it, the more likely you will be to
succeed in it. It is a fact which cannot have escaped the notice of
anyone who has given the matter any thought, that those who are the
best educated for their business calling (other things being equal)
invariably take the highest positions." These sentences from the pen
of a prominent business man deserve the careful study of the youth of
to-day. It is beyond dispute that a thorough business education is a
prerequisite to eminent success in business life. Such an education
can be obtained only by close application and persistent study; and it
cannot be obtained in a few short months. The course here offered is
none too thorough for those to master who expect to take prominent
positions in business life.
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To enter the college classes in the Classical, Scientific, Normal or
Literary course, students will be required to pass a satisfactory examina-
tion in the studies of the College Preparatory course found on page 10,
or to furnish satisfactory evidence that they have fairl}- mastered these
branches. Especial attention is called to the fact that the mastery of
the common branches lies at the basis of all successful work in the
studies pursued in the college course. Students deficient in reading,
spelling, arithmetic, and English grammar would be especially crippled
in higher branches, if allowed to enter upon them. To students who are
deficient in any of the common branches, the College Preparatory
course offers superior advantages under teachers of ability and wide
Many students are so situated that they cannot see their way to take
a regular course. To such students the best of advantages are offered
to take such studies as they are fitted to pursue. Such students will
have just as thorough instruction and just as good opportunities in
every respect as those taking a regular course. Attention, however, is
called to the fact that as a rule students receive more benefit by entering
upon a regular course, even if they cannot see their way to complete
The degree of Bachelor of Science is conferred upon those who
complete the Scientific course; that of Bachelor of Literature, upon
those who complete either the Classical or the Normal course, and a
certificate of graduation, upon those who complete the Literary, the
Business, or the Musical course.
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TRAINING OF TEACHERS
The demand for college graduates to fill the best salaried positions
in the public schools is increasing year by year. The day is close at
hand when thousands of teachers must secure a better preparation for
their work, or be crowded out by the better equipped teachers our
colleges are educating. The public school is widening its course of
study; one branch after another is added; it does not take the eye of a
prophet to see that the elements of the various sciences are soon to be
taught in the common school. All this means that the successful
teacher must have a much more extensive education than most teachers
to-day possess. To encourage college graduates to enter public school
work, state legislatures are granting them state diplomas; a privilege
until recently granted only to Normal schools. McMinnville College
in its Normal course offers superior advantages to those who are to
make teaching a specialty. That course is a thorough one but none too
thorough for those who expect to be eminently successful in public
Be it enacted by the legislative assembly of the State of Oregon,
That all persons who shall complete a required course of study and
receive a literary degree therefore in any institution of learning of
collegiate or university grade, chartered or incorporated under the laws
of this state, and shall have passed such examination thereon as may be
approved by the State Board of Education, shall be entitled to receive a
State Diploma, as is now authorized by law, and after six years of
successful teaching in the State of Oregon, shall be entitled to the
State Life Diploma, as now provided by law, when they shall have paid
the required fee for said diploma.
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THE MUSICAL DEPARTMENT
Recognizing that the fine arts are an important element in mental
culture, and that attainments in instrumental and vocal music are of
great practical value to young men and women , especial effort has been
put forth, with marked success, to make the musical department of this
college one of the best in the state. While the aim has been to secure
the most efficient teaching that can be secured, it has also been the
desire of the institution to make the tuition as low as possible, in order
that those of limited means may avail themselves of the advantages
that are offered. Superior instruction in vocal music in classes is
offered at merely a nominal tuition. The value of the voice culture
that is thus secured cannot be overestimated. Its value is seen not only
in singing but in public speaking as well.
COURSE OF STUDY
Grades One and Two
Formation of tones, focus of vibration and respiration; Concone's
and Marchesis' studies.
Vaccai's Italian Method; Lablanche's and Abt's studies; ballads
and arias from oratorios and operas.
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Training of the hand and arm in position and movement. Mathews'
"Lessons in Phrasing." Studies in Melody, Scales and Mason's
Lebert and Stark Book II. Kuhlau Sonatines, Haydn Sonatas,
Technical Exercises and Scales from memory. Selections from
Kohler, Holshhorn's op. 65, and Krause op. 4 and op. 2.
Heller op. 46 and 47. Czerny op. 299, Mozart and Schubert Sona-
tas, Spindler op. 141. Beren's studies in velocity; Piano Selections from
classic and modern composers; Scales, Arpeggios and Mason's
Bach's fugues. Kullak's Octave Studies. Beethoven Sonatas.
Harmony begun. Studies from Cramer, Bertini, Chopin and modern
composers. Technique continued.
Clementi Gradus ad Parnassum. Bach's Well-Tempered
Clavichord. Chopin Nocturnes and Ballades. Concertos by Men-
delssohn, Hummel and Beethoven; also concert selections from Men-
dlessohn, Weber, Rubenstein and Iyiszt. Harmony.
All pupils entering the four years' course in Piano must have a
knowledge of the rudiments of music, and must have completed the
work of the preparatory department or its equivalent.
The course of study in Piano-forte playing is systematically arranged,
and pupils who complete the course will be graduated in Music with
an appropriate diploma. The time occupied in completing this course
will depend upon the ability of the pupil and the proportion of time
devoted to Musical study.
All pupils, whether they stxidy instrumental or vocal music, should
enter the department of sight-reading. The ability to read music at
sight lies at the basis of a true musical education. Very few among the
thousands who are studying music are able to read even plain hymn
tune correctly at sight, consequently labor under great disadvantage.
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DEPARTMENT OF BIBLE STUDY.
The aim of this department is to give the student a helpful know-
ledge of the English Bible. The intense study of this book stimulates
intellectual development, and fits men for success in any honorable
calling of life. This study is especially valuable to young people who
are accomplishing year by year a more important work in the eleva-
tion of societv. To fit these for this work is certainly an important
function of the christian college.
The Bible is studied as a book of History, Biography, Literature
and Morals. The history of the Jewish people, their contact with
other nations, their influence upon their own and later times, and the
leading elements of their greatness, receive special attention. As biog"
raphy the Bible is a book of thrilling interest. The lives of such men
as Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, Nehemiah, David, Daniel,
John, Peter, and Paul, deserve the most careful study by young people
who are soon to be leaders of society. The elements of character that
gave these men success will bring success today, whatever the life
calling. As literature, the English Bible is the world's masterpiece.
The great English writers studied it profoundly; and the person who is
ignorant of it cannot appreciate such writers as Shakespeaie, Milton,
Bunyan, Bacon, Byron, Pope, Wordsworth and Tennyson. It con-
tains the choicest diction, the most forceful expression of thought, and
the most eloquent passages to be found in the English language.
Hence its careful and continued study by those who would be masters
in the expression of thought, is of the highest value.
As a book of morals, the Bible holds a unique place; no book in the
literature of the world approaches it in its elevating influence upon the
moral life of individuals and of nations. Every wave of successful re-
form that has swept over society, abolishing human slavery, restrain-
ing cruelty to man and beast, opposing the vice of intemperance, at-
tempting the elevation of politics in cities and nations, ennobling the
life of the home, and purifying the relation of man to man, has found
its source and inspiration in the sacred writings. Hence there is the
highest plea for the Bible as a text book in the christian college.
In addition to study in these four lines, the senior class may elect,
under the supervision of the faculty, further study to the amount of
one-fourth of their full work. It is confidently believed that this may
be made a full equivalent to the study whose place it may take.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 1895-6.
The most cheering announcement to be made, and one affecting
in a marked way the college in all of its departments of work, for the
coming year, is that the recent effort to add $20,000 to its funds has
been successful. This has been secured in good subscriptions, and
a considerable part of it will be paid earty this fall. This places the
college upon a much better financial basis, and opens the way for new
features that have heretofore been impracticable.
The Courses of Study in this catalogue are those to be followed
the coming year. Several changes have been made. General History
will occupy three terms instead of two, thus giving large opportunity
for investigation and work outside of the text book. Chemistry and
Physics has each been changed from two to three ' terms. These are
taught largely by laboratory practice. The enlarged laboratory facili-
ties year by year are provoking increasing enthusiasm in the study of
the natural sciences. Much better facilities will be offered in the near
future. The course in mathematics has been strengthened by the ad-
dition of half a year of Analytical Geometry; and several other minor
changes have been made, thus making the courses in some important
features better and stronger than heretofore.
The establishment of a Department of Bible Study is only carry-
ing into effect a long cherished desire. This department will be built
up as rapidly as circumstances will justify. At an early day an effort
will be made to secure an endowment of at least $10,000, the income of
which shall be used exclusively in sustaining this department. Much
attention will be given to this study the coming year along the lines
suggested on another page.
Financial Assistance will be rendered to needy and worthy stu-
dents by giving them work on the college campus and elsewhere. Much
larger effort than heretofore will also be made to render direct help to
students of promise, especially those having the Baptist ministry or
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Baptist missionary work in view. The advanced financial condition of
the college makes this possible. Henceforth all necessary financial
help can be rendered approved students for Baptist ministry or missionary
work after they have reached the Sophomore year. Some help may be
rendered before that, but certainly deserving students can reach that
point by their own efforts, with help in sight from there on through
their course. This help must of course come chiefly from the friends
of the college, but their increased number and loyalty are the assur-
ance that it will come as needed.
English Composition and Oratory will receive still more attention
the coming year than in previous years. To know how to express
thought upon paper clearly, forcibly and elegantly is a great accom-
plishment. Perhaps it is a still greater accomplishment to be able to
speak effectively before an audience. The Philergian Society in its
weekly literary meetings has accomplished a great work along these
lines. It seems to become more efficient year by year. The Friday
night literary and musical entertainments have also come to be an ex-
ceedingly interesting and valuable feature of the college life. In
these, as well as in the more direct teaching in composition and ora-
tory, these subjects will receive increasing attention the coming year.
The Class of '94 Oratorical Prize will stimulate both good writ-
ing and good speaking. That class has subscribed a fund, the interest
of which will be divided annually into four prizes, excellence in both
composition and oratory being taken into account. The first contest
will be held Friday night, Dec. 20th, 1895. Members of the Junior
and Senior classes may compete. Orations are limited to 900 words
each. The prizes for the first contest will be $5.50, $5, $4.50, $4.
Each oration is to be upon one of the following subjects: "The Secret
of Japanese Success in the Late War;" "The Function of the Scholar
in Political Life;" "Elements of Leadership in James A. Garfield;"
"The Need of College Graduates in Journalism."
Physical Culture and Health Producing Recreation will be much
better provided for the coming year than ever before in the history of
the college. The old ball ground was given up from necessity. A
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larger and better one has been set apart directly west of the college
building. Two fine tennis courts have been made east of the building.
A gymnasium will be erected in the early fall, and already provision
has been made in part by the students to furnish it with the most ap-
proved apparatus. It has long been a pressing need, and will be
highly appreciated. A time will be set apart for practice for the girls
as well as the boys, with a teacher in charge.
Last, But By No Means Least, is the announcement that it has
been decided to put bath rooms in the building with hot and cold water.
That "cleanliness is next to godliness" may not be scriptural in word-
ing, but it certainly does not violate scripture teaching. This ad-
vance step has long been desired, but many pressing demands pre-
vented. This step will certainly be a source of satisfaction to the old
students; even if they cannot receive its benefits. The "old times"
were good, but the "times of the now" are much better. These ad-
vance steps are certainly an indication that McMinnville College has
entered upon a new era of prosperity. Its finances are much in ad-
vance of any preceding year; its teachers are well-equipped for their
work, with years of successful experience here; the circle of its friends
is enlarging rapidly, and they were never so enthusiastic as now; its
advantages are improving year by year; the expenses are within the
means of all who are really ambitious to get a college education. This
institution surely deserves your careful consideration before you de-
cide to go elsewhere.
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Tuition is$ii a term. Unfurnished room, $3, $4, $5 a term, each
student, according to room. Furnished room, student to room alone,
$4.50, $6, $8 a term, according to room. Furnished room, two students
in room, $5.50 and $7 each student according to room. Fuel, each room,
per year$8, $10, $12, according to room. Extra elocution lessons, in class-
es of eight, one lesson a week, $1 a term. Private lessons in elocution, $5
a term. Vocal music, in class, twenty-four lessons, $1.25 a term.
Private lessons in voice culture, on the piano, organ, banjo or guitar,
per term, $8.50. When two lessons a week are taken, a reduction of
ten per cent, is given. Use of piano one hour a day, $3 per term.
Diploma, $5. Chemicals for laboratory work, $3 to $5. Each student
is to pay the actual cost of chemicals he uses.
All bills are to be paid in advance.
Inquiry is often made as to the cost for a year. The expense varies
according to the room a student occupies, and whether two students
room together. The following table covers all the necessary expenses
except for lessons in elocution or music: lowest highest
Table board for the school year $ 92 50 $92 50
Tuition 33 00 33 00
Fuel and Lights 8 00 18 00
Furnished room 13 50 24 00
Washing 7 00 10 00
Books 8 00 12 00
$162 00 $189 50
In addition to this, each student ought to join the Philergian society,
which will cost some $2 or $3 a year. Each student is advised to join
the Missionary society, which costs seventy-five cents a year. Each
student is also advised to take either elocution or music lessons. This
extra expense is money well spent. Counting in these extra expenses,
and the entire cost of a year need not exceed $200. At these figures,
any young man or woman of good health ought not to hesitate a single
minute about obtaining a college education.
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McMmnville College is located just outside the city limits of Mc-
Mitniville, Oregon. McMinnville is easily accessible from eveiy part
of the North Pacific coast, being situated on the Southern Pacific rail-
road, west side division, 50 miles south of Portland. From all points
south there is direct connection, by the way of Albany and Corvallis,
or by stage from Salem to McCoy, and thence by the Southern Pacific
to McMinnville; from all points east and north there is direct connection
by way of Portland.
BUILDING AND GROUNDS.
The College has a campus of 30^ acres, admirably adapted for the
purpose and beautiful for situation. Upon this campus there was built
in 1882 one of the finest buildings for educational purposes to be found
on the Pacific coast. The building is 106 feet in length, 79 in breadth,
and four stories in height. The basement storj^ contains accommoda-
tions for a boarding department; the second affords a commodious
chapel, president's rooms, class rooms, etc.; the third and fourth, reci-
tation rooms, library, a number of rooms for students, and Philergian
hall. Recently an observatory has been erected and a fine telescope
mounted. It is an equatorial; good authority claims it to be the best
instrument north of Mt. Hamilton. It has already given a new im-
petus to the study of the sciences.
Self-government is the ideal at McMinnville College. Students are
expected to conform to the usages of good society, and to conduct them-
selves as they would in a refined, well-ordered home. Only those who
are willing to do so are desired as pupils. No set of rules to cover all
cases can be laid down. A high moral sense is necessary to guide a
student in a society like this. If a student does not have this, and it
cannot be developed in him, his parents will be notified, after a due
trial, to remove him from the school. This is not a reform school;
young men are expected to give evidence of manhood, and young
women of womanhood.
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Only a partial list of text-books is here given: Arithmetic, White
and Milne; grammar, Whitney, Reed and Kellogg; algebra, Robinson's
elementary, Taylor; geometry, trigonometry, Wentworth; general
history, Barnes; rhetoric, Hill; physiology, Hutchinson; physical geog-
raphy, Houston; Latin grammar, Harkness; Latin reader, Harper and
Burgess; Harkness' Preparatory Course in Latin Prose Authors; Virgil,
Harper; Greek grammar, Goodwin; The Beginners' Greek Book,
White; Anabasis, Goodwin; physics, Avery; chemistry, Shepard;
English literature, for reference, Shaw, Backus and Brown, Welsh,
Coppee, Arnold and Cleveland; psychology, Hill; geology, Dana;
astronomy, Young; French, Ahn; German, Ahn; zoology, Orton; bot-
anv, Bastin; political economy, Laughlin; moral philosophy, Robin-
son; Bible study, Steele; bookkeeping, Bryant; school management,
The library, has grown steadily, year by year, and is now recognized
as one of the best college libraries on the Pacific coast, though many
new books are imperatively needed. Valuable additions of nearly ioo
volumes have been made the last year. The books have recently been
rearranged and classified so as to greatly facilitate their use. We look
to the friends of the college for help to make the library still better.
We need additions in history, English literature, biography and sci-
ence; especially in the Department of Bible Stud}'.
THE READING ROOM.
A partial list of the papers and magazines in the reading room this
year is the following: The Examiner, Standard, Christian Herald,
Pacific Baptist, Baptist Teacher, Baptist Union, Epworth Herald,
Christian Advocate, Cumberland Presbyterian, Worker, Missionary
Magazine, Home Mission Monthly, Education, North American Re-
view, Review of Reviews, Missionary Review, Chautauquan, Educa-
tional Re view T , School Review, Forum, Atlantic Monthly, Reporter,
Telephone, Dayton Herald, Voice, Inter-Ocean, Northwestern Christ-
ian Advocate, and Daily Oregonian. Most of these will be in the read-
ing room the coming year. Contributions to this room are solicited.
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The Philergian Society, composed of young ladies and gentlemen,
meets regularly each Saturday evening. The exercises, consisting of
singing, essays, debates, recitations, orations, declamations, etc., are of
great value to the students. The special feature of the society is its
debates upon vital questions of the day.
The Missionary Society holds a public meeting once a month.
During the present year these meetings have been held the third
Sunday afternoon, and have been full of interest.
There is also a Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. These hold meetings
regularly for the study of the Bible and for religious culture. These
meetings have proved to be of great benefit to many students, encourag-
ing them in christian work, and fitting them for larger usefulness in
AID TO STUDENTS.
It is the aim of the college to assist worthy students in every way
possible. The chief way at present of rendering financial assistance is
by furnishing work. During the present year several young men and
women have earned a considerable part of their expenses in this way.
The college can help students the coming year considerably by giving
them work in improving the campus. To a very limited extent, appeals
have been made to friends and churches to assist worthy students.
Special efforts will hereafter be put forth to assist such students of ap-
proved ability and fitness during the sophomore, junior and senior
years. Quite a number of students each year obtain work in the vicin-
ity of the college. Several young women each year get opportunity to
work for their board in private families. One of the leading purposes
of the Oregon Baptist Education Society is to assist young men study-
ing for the ministry, and young women fitting themselves for mission-
ary service. President Brownson is the Corresponding Secretary of that
society. He will be glad to receive applications for help from those
who are needy and worthy.
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ROOMS AND BOARD.
The boarding department the last two years has been under the
general supervision of the president of the college. The aim is to fur-
nish board at approximate cost. The price of table board is guaran-
teed not to exceed $2.50 per week. Everything is purchased for cash.
Buying in large quantities for cash, better board can be offered at $2.50
a week than a private family could afford to give at the same price. On
the third floor of the college building are rooms for a limited number of
boys. The president's living rooms are on the first floor. On the same
floor are rooms for a limited number of girls. Most of the rooms are
unfurnished, except with a stove. Students wishing furnished rooms
are requested to notify the president in advance. All of the rooms
have high ceilings and large windows, and so are superior for ventila-
tion and light. Furnished rooms can be obtained at reasonable price
within a few minutes walk of the college. Quite a number of students
club together and rent a house and board themselves, thus saving a
large part of the expense.
Regular attendance at chapel service, and at recitations, faithful
observance of study hours, and payment of all damages to furniture and
building. The use of tobacco in the building or on the college grounds,
and the visiting of any saloon or billiard hall, are forbidden. In addi-
tion to these requirements, students are expected to attend preaching
services regularly on the Sabbath at some church. Baptist, Christian,
Cumberland Presbyterian, Episcopal and Methodist Episcopal hold
regular services. Students are excused from study hours one night
each week for the purpose of attending the regular prayer service of
some church, if they so desire.
Are held from time to time, occupying the time of the regular rec-
itation. As a rule examinations are also held at the close of each term;
sometimes at the close of a study only, when it comes near the end of a
term. All recitations and examinations are marked on a scale of 100
and an average of 80 is required before passing from one class to an-
other. An accurate record of the standing of each student is preserved,
both of recitations and examinations. Reports will be sent to parents
or guardians on application.
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A growing institution has needs that become very urgent. Pro-
vision has been made to meet some of the needs that were pressing a
a year ago, but others almost equally imperative must soon be pro-
vided for. The most urgent are the following:
I. AN ENDOWMENT FUND OF TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS
FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF BIBLE STUDY. A beginning on this
ought to be made the coming year. Friends of the college have advo-
cated for several years the establishment of this department. The op-
portunity has come for them to show their interest by their gifts. Why
not have this department endowed by a multitude of small givers?
II. Ten scholarships of five hundred dollars each. The
college can no longer afford to let promising students leave school with
their course only half completed, when the interest on a five hundred
dollar scholarship would enable them to graduate. Let us have several of
these scholarships; and later they can be increased in amount if found
desirable. Money invested in this way in young men and women of
promise will pay more than ten per cent, interest to the investor. Try it.
III. Enlarged laboratory facilities and more apparatus.
The development of the scientific department has been one of the
most encouraging features in the growth of the college. Much further
development cannot be made without larger accommodations and more
apparatus. The importance of this line of work in the college of to-day
can hardly be over estimated. Are there not friends who will as spec-
ial gifts provide the few hundred dollars just now urgently needed?
IV. Another building. Year by year this need becomes more
urgent. The dormitory facilities are very limited; the department of
natural science has outgrown the best accommodations that can now be
offered; the need of at least two large recitation rooms is very pressing:
the only solution seems to be another building. It need not be very
large nor very expensive, but it ought to be begun this fall and com-
pleted the coming year. The best interests of the college make a loud
call for this undertaking.
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HAVE YOU MADE A WILL?
If so, did you remember McMinnville College? If you did not,
will you not reconsider and ask the Lord if it will not be to his glory
for you to change that will? If you have not made a will and are going
to do so, will you not make McMinnville College one of your heirs? Do
not write your own will. Be sure that the correct legal name of the in-
stitution is used.
The following form of a bequest is suggested: "I give, devise
and bequeath to THE TRUSTEES OF THE BAPTIST COLLEGE AT
M'MINNVILLE, Oregon, to be invested by them, the sum of * * *
The interest on this fund may be used as they decide, either to
meet the current expenses or to assist deserving and approved
A WORD TO PARENTS.
If you cannot give your sons and daughters anything else, give
them a good education. It may call for self-denial and sacrifice on
your part, but you can well afford to make it. Try and keep them in
school every school day in the year. Then remember that it is of the
utmost importance in what school you educate your sons and daughters.
You cannot afford to educate them in any other than a Christian school.
If you are a Baptist you cannot afford to educate them in any other
than a Baptist school. If you are a Baptist in Oregon, why not edu-
cate them in McMinnville College?
You who receive this catalogue will receive it because you are be-
lieved to be deeply interested in higher education. Your help in the
building up of McMinnville College is earnestly solicited. There are
many ways in which you can do so. You can speak a good word for
the college. You can place this catalogue in the hands of persons
whose thoughts and hearts may be turned to the college. You can
send the president names of persons who might be favorably influenced
by a catalogue or a personal letter from him. You can remember this
school in your prayers; you can remember it in your will. The college
looks to you for help in one or all of these various ways.
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NAMES OF STUDENTS-
Edith E. Brown North Yamhill Scientific
Ethlyn M. Million Stevensville, Montana Scientific
John M. Root Newberg Business
Ralph E. Storey McMinnville Classical
Florence Alexander Independence Scientific
Lewis Alderman Dayton Scientific
Albert Huguelet McMinnville Classical
Coleman Mark Aurora Scientific
Jewell Mark Aurora Scientific
Delia Baxter Dayton Classical
Bennie Blood Carlton Scientific
Clair Brown Burns Scientific
Etta Cook McMinnville Scientific
Blanche Derr McMinnville Scientific
Dotha Daniels McMinnville Scientific
Charles Galloway McMinnville Scientific
Zilpha Galloway McMinnville Scientific
Nellie Latourette Oregon City Classical
Dettie Masterson Independence Normal
Charles P. Nelson McMinnville Scientific
Gertrude Palmer Dayton Scientific
J. h. Root Newberg Classical
Paulina Rossner Dayton Special
Edna Scofield Forest Grove Scientific
Fannie Smith Brownsville Scientific
William Ungerman McMinnville Scientific
Frank Weed McMinnville Classical
D. C. Williams Merlin '. Classical
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Karl Baker McMinnville Scientific
Maud Bryant Clatskanie Scientific
Charles Converse Carlton Scientific
Mayrae Carr La Grande Scientific
J.J. Carr La Grande Scientific
Lizzie Davis McMinnville Scientific
Edith Eborall McMinnville Scientific
Esther Eborall McMinnville Scientific
Ora Gillham Clatskanie Scientific
Mabel Hayden McMinnville Business
Henry W. Hayden McMinnville Scientific
E. L. Holcroft Portland Scientific
Jessie Manning McMinnville Scientific
Eunice Mundinger McMinnville Business
Anna A. Pagenkopf Wellsdale Scientific
Horace Ramsey McMinnville Classical
May Rogers McMinnville Scientific
Vivian E. Rowton Eggleston, Mo . Scientific
Laura B. Smith Hoquiam, Wash Scientific
Edward Schenk McMinnville Scientific
Fern Stout McMinnville Scientific
Herbert Toney McMinnville Scientific
Mary E. Weston Amity Business
Jennie C. Woodward Hawley, Minn Special
Cora Bryant Clatskanie
Lois Ford McMinnville !
Nellie Lemons Independence
Nellie McCain McMinnville
Edith Manning Seattle, Wash
Jessie Nelson McMinnville
Mabel Smith Wheatland
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INSTRUflENTAL MUSIC AND ELOCUTION.
Florence Alexander i
Mabel Baker 2
Mamie Carr 3
Etta Cook 4
Esther Eborall 5
Edith Eborall 6
Lois Ford 7
Luella Lynch 8
Edith Manning 9
Lena McCain 10
Ida Pagenkopf 11
Fern Stout 1 2
Sadie Smith 13
Mabel Smith 14
Rebecca Smith 15
Ida Scofield 16
Freda Latourette 17
Lulu Wilcox 18
May Rogers 19.
VOCAL MUSIC AND HARMONY.
Florence Alexander 1
Louis Alderman 2
Clair Brown 3
Edith Brown 4
Karl Baker 5
Cora Bryant 6
Bennie Blood 7
Mamie Carr 8
Charlie Converse 9
Joe Carr 10
Clarence Cook 11
Zilpha Galloway 12
E. Holcroft 13
Albert Huguelet 14
C. H. Howard 15
Mabel Haydn 16
Luella Lynch 17
Lettie Masterson 18
Jessie Manning 19
Edith Manning 20
Charlie Nelson 21
Anna Pagenkopf 22
John Root 23
Lorenzo Root 24
Vivian Rowton 25
Fern Stout 26
Frances Smith 27
Rebecca Smith 28
David Williams 29
Herbert Toney 30
Ralph Storey 31
Mary Weston 32
McMlNNVlLLE COLLEGE ...
LIST OF GRADUATES.
An attempt is here made to give the names and year of graduation
of students completing either an academic or collegiate course of study
since 1884. Information as to students completing any course of study
before that date is desired. The college conferred its first degree in
that year. In 1893, radical changes in the courses of study were author-
ized by the trustees, and graduation from the academic department
was discontinued. Those graduating from the collegiate department
are designated by the degrees they received at graduation.
John H. Smith A. B.
E . F. Clark
B. F. Rhodes
H. Lt. Boardman
M. D. L. Rhodes
W. S. Thompson
A. M. Sanders A. B.
J. H. Cook
S. B. Crandall
J. F. Clark A. B.
G. N. Maddock
J. R. Sanders
Edwin Russ A. B
J. H. Cook A. B.
A. W. Baird
J. W. Scott
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Elmer Purvine A. B.
Ida Skinner A. B.
L. E. Latourette
R. E. Storey
W. P. Risley
Arthur McPhillips B. L.
Mattie Walton B. L.
Edith E. Brown
Abbie Bryant B. S.
Ella Gary B. S.
J. W. Loder B. S.
Luella Lynch B. S.
L. E. Latourette A. B.
B. May Million B. S.
Ida Pagenkopf B. L.
Willie Scott B. L.
W. T. Fellows B. L.
Ethlyn Million B. S.
John M. Root Bus. Course
R. E. Storey B. L.
Edith E. Brown B. S.